The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1235399 (stock #MOR4445)
The Kura
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A fine Japanese Chashaku Tea Scoop carved from a stick of bent bamboo by the tea master Tokuzan enclosed in the original bamboo container bearing his yak-in stamp wrapped in a cloth bag and contained in a heavily annotated kiri-wood box. Annotations inside the box are signed by the head of the Baika-an. Tokuzan (1748-1838) was a leader among the tea circles of his day...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1234709 (stock #MOR4443)
The Kura
$700.00
A Tea Picnic basket made from two rows of old scales from a suit of armor laced into a circle, with the kikko parts of an armored colar and shin protection sewn together to form the bottom, lined with dark silk which draws together via chords at the top. I have never seen another like it. This would have been used to carry tea implements for an outdoor gathering.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #1225619 (stock #MOR4398)
The Kura
$1,200.00
Hotei plays Nirameko (see who laughs first at the funny faces) game with a child, a basket of dumplings the prize on this fine Sencha Tea Tray signed Beizan. The grain appears to be some form of Rosewood. While the child sticks out his tongue, Hotei is much more creative, little fingers in his mouth and index fingers raising his eyebrows, it is a rare look at humor in 19th century Japan. The tray is 8-1/2 x 12-1/2 inches (22 x 32.5 cm).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #1222164 (stock #MOR4368)
The Kura
$650.00
A lacquer Natsume Tea Caddy impersonating Shigaraki pottery enclosed in an antique wooden box bound with doe-skin chords. It is rendered in such a way as to look like Shigaraki-yaki pottery, however inside is smooth black lacquer and is deceptively light. The lacquer within is finely crackled, evidencing age. A crack in the black lacquer of the rim of the lid seen within does not go through the wood. A very unusual piece, it is roughly 2-1/2 inches (6.5 cm) diameter, the same height.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1221696 (stock #TCR4366)
The Kura
$2,350.00
Enclosed in an age darkened kiri-wood box titled Funabiki-e Anko Hibachi and singed Raku Kichizaemon. A massive willow dominates the scene, rising over the men in straw raincoats pulling a laden barge up-river. Extremely rare, it is 13-1/2 inches (34 cm) diameter, 9 inches (23 cm )tall and in overall fine conditionsupported on three bun feet. An inventory label on the side of the box reads 213, 10th generation Tanyu saku An-ko Te-Aburi...